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Unconquered (1947)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History | 10 October 1947 (USA)
Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

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(as Cecil B. De Mille)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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In 1763, felon Abby Hale is sentenced to slavery in America. In Virginia, heroic Capt. Holden buys her, intending to free her, but villain Garth foils this plan, and Abby toils at Dave Bone's tavern. Garth is fomenting an Indian uprising to clear the wilderness of settlers, giving him a monopoly of the fur trade. Holden discovers Garth's treachery, but cannot prove anything against him. Can Holden and Abby save Fort Pitt from the Senecas? Many hairbreadth escapes. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THEY LIVE AGAIN! DAUNTLESS MEN and WOMEN WHO KEPT AMERICA UNCONQUERED! (original ad - almost all caps) See more »


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10 October 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Unbesiegten  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cooper got a salary of $300,000--double what he usually made--and a percentage of profits: 5% of the gross to $6 million and 10% above $6 million, with a minimum guarantee of $300,000. See more »

Goofs

During the waterfalls chase scene, after their fall from the canoe, Abby and Chris make their way towards safety. Abby is wearing hard green and white dress shoes, but moments later she is wearing soft dark gray moccasins. See more »

Quotes

Shopkeeper at the ball: You can't burn my place! It took me two years to build that store!
Capt. Christopher Holden: It'll take you all eternity to grow a new scalp.
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Referenced in Variety Girl (1947) See more »

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Annie Laurie
(uncredited)
by Alicia Scott
[Played when the 42nd Soldiers are marching into Fort Pitt.]
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Enjoy it for what it is!
18 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find all the criticism of the movie amusing! Lack of accents, the choice of Paulette Goddard, etc., you folks are missing the point. It is a great movie in the tradition of all great movies, simply entertaining! I watched this as a kid in the 50's and still enjoy the story of Fort Pitt at the edge of the end of civilization. The story was accentuated by the fact I had an uncle living in Pittsburgh and every time I visited him the though of Indians, the frontier and colonists came to the forefront of my mind.

Think Indiana Jones, sit back with your popcorn and simply enjoy the movie!


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